Re: The 2011 MOTYC Thread
DGUSA Mercury Rising
PAC vs Akira Tozawa: **** - ****1/4 just an awesome match to watch, so fast and so much fun. Great indy style match.
Austin Aries vs YAMATO: **** just a notch below the previous match, but a very similar and also very enjoyable match featuring a great nearfall from the Galleria, which I completely bought.
6 man tag: ***3/4 a really fun DG special to finish. Chucky T impressed yet again.
Was a really fun show overall, found a VOD of it without knowing the card or even much of what was going on in DGUSA (I don't really follow it but I know all the wrestlers), but I enjoyed it very much and will go looking for the next iPPV.
ROH Takes Center Stage Night 1
Davey Richards vs Chris Hero: **** same rating as I gave their Final Battle match. 27 minutes was probably 5 minutes too long considering the length of the main event, and I assume the predictable winner was the reason for the crowd being a little quiet, but still a very good match from these two, who I don't think could have a bad match with eachother.
WGTT vs KOW: **** I probably enjoyed this a little more than the Richards/Strong match, if only for the fantastic finishing sequence and crowd heat near the end. This had some awesome nods to their GBH match, especially in the finish, which was a great way for WGTT to win the belts, and got a huge reaction. Keen to see where both teams go from here.
Eddie Edwards vs Christopher Daniels: **** not as good as their 9YA match, but better than their HDNet match. Nice work on the back by Daniels after the two sick spots on the outside with a table and chairs, would have liked to see him bring out the blue thunder bomb to damage it even more like he did at 9YA. Some good nearfalls and a smart finish (Daniels was pinned after a couple of big moves, rather than him tapping out again to Edwards, which might have made him look a little weak). A potential rematch with Daniels as the heel and/or Strong and Daniels vs American Wolves would both appeal to me.
A really great show by ROH, the Briscoes/Cole and O'Reilly match was also a good one. Looking forward to night 2.